Massif des Écrins

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Massif des Écrins
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Barre des Écrins in early morning light, July 2006
Highest point
PeakBarre des Écrins
Elevation 4,102 m (13,458 ft)
Coordinates 44°55′23″N6°21′36″E / 44.92306°N 6.36000°E / 44.92306; 6.36000 Coordinates: 44°55′23″N6°21′36″E / 44.92306°N 6.36000°E / 44.92306; 6.36000
Principal summits of the Écrins, together with the national park boundaries
Parent range Dauphiné Alps

The mountains of the Massif des Écrins (French:  [ma.sif de.z‿e.kʁɛ̃] ) form the core of the Écrins National Park in France.




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